What utility can stress the CPU for stability purposes?

Prime95 is a utility we use to test your processor for stability. Unzip the file. Locate prime95.exe in the P64v266 folder, and double-click it to run the application.

You will be prompted to choose between joining GIMPS, or to simply stress test. Choose the stress testing option.

Next you will be prompted to choose the type of torture test that you would like to run. Ensure that Small FFTs is chosen and that the number of torture test threads to run is 4. Click OK to start the test.

You can download the 64 bit version HERE.

Or the 32 bit version HERE.